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By: Jorge Vazquez, Graystone Investment Group, LLC.  This article first appeared in Rental4Income.com on April 11, 2016.

An increasing number of real estate investors are getting into flipping homes, which can be a lucrative business.

During 2015, flips were 5.5% of all homes purchased in the U.S., according to RealtyTrac’s fourth-quarter 2015 statistics. And 75% of U.S. markets saw an increase in flipped homes during 2015.

RealtyTrac’s Q4 2015 report also reveals that the number of investors who flipped at least one house in 2015 was at its highest level since 2007. And in the Q3 report, RealtyTrac noted that, on average, flippers made a gross flipping profit of about $62,122.

So if you’re a real estate investor and thinking about flipping homes, here are 5 of the top habits that will help you turn a profit.